The rapidly evolving programme has recently been allocated £1.6million by Greater Cambridge City Deal over the next three years, as part of its investment plans to improve the transport infrastructure and promote economic growth in and around Cambridge.
Smart Cambridge has launched the first phase of the cutting-edge Intelligent City Platform (iCP) it has developed with the University of Cambridge - taking real-time data from an array of sensors across the city to support myriad smart solutions.
A new LoRa (low power long range) network has also been set up with the University to transfer data flowing from the sensors to the data hub, so that is can be analysed and visualised to plan smart solutions, including making transport systems more reliable and easier to use.
The platform is among the first to collate ‘real-time’ data, which will allow citizens, third party developers and commercial partners to ‘test bed’ innovative applications including the new Cambridge mobile travel app, which will be launched this summer as part of series of data-sharing events.
The new MotionMap mobile travel app will use real-time data to more accurately predict bus times, help improve people’s journeys and encourage them to use more sustainable methods of transport.
Watch the new Smart Cambridge video and view the Smart Cambridge guide here. The film is also on YouTube here.